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Bar, American
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed June 18, 2022 via mobile

Wow. How disappointing. This used to be my spot to visit when I came to this part of California. I don’t know if the ownership has changed or what but the food was not good. The Napa pizza was not only flavorless but the ingredients...tasted cheap. The soup of the day tasted like canned soup and the fries were even bad. The one thing that used to be delicious was the carrot cake and it too was bad. Then it looked dirty inside and in disrepair. I don’t know what happened to it. The only thing good about this restaurant is the location.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed February 1, 2022

We stopped in for afternoon snacks after doing a little hiking and wandering. The brussels sprouts were dangerously good -- enough to convert a no-sprouter to a "are you gonna finish that or can I have the last bites" person. The beverage selection is great,...whether you're looking for beer, wine, cocktail, or non-alcoholic concoctions. This was our second visit -- first was in the summer when we were lucky enough to get a fantastic outdoor table overlooking the river. Also a great meal and experience that time.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed November 5, 2021

Would have given a higher review but my fish dish was overly spiced. Wine list is reasonable (which is a surprise) and dessert of carrot cake was tasty. Wait staff very friendly and service was good.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

Yesterday, my hubby and I went to Nevada City for a hike. We needed lunch beforehand. Of course we wanted to know what people chose on Tripadvisor. Lefty's was a solid yes. The name makes you think you are going to a sports bar....but casual...dining it is! A nice surprise! Hubby had the meatloaf sandwich. Wow. He said it was the best meatloaf sandwich he had ever tasted. Moist, delicious meatloaf, grilled (!) with a yummy tomato spread, tomato and lettuce. The sandwich was huge! He opted for the onion rings...light and crisp. Ketchup is not needed. I had the Asian salad which was tasty and well dressed. Overall, and excellent experience! We are ready to go back today!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 10, 2020

Although we live in the neighborhood, we hadn't been to Lefty's Grill in a long while and decided to try it for a date night dinner. Our server was very personable and attentive. We enjoyed our meal and will probably return again soon.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020 via mobile

Selected one of their award winning flatbread pizzas and a can never go wrong cheeseburger. Each entree was perfectly prepared. Food server was attentive without being intrusive. Would go back without hesitation on a future trip to the area. A little pricier than anticipated, but...no complaints.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

We sat in the more casual bar area which was fine. The atmosphere is not barlike enough though. We went in on a slow night so the servers were really bored which was sad. We both had the pizza which was solid but mine (Garden...Pizza) was a little oily. Overall a little too pricy for what you get.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 26, 2019

Lefty's was recommended by the owner of one of the shops in town and it did not disappoint. It was a little too cool to sit outside but we had a perfect table by the window overlooking the patio and river. Lefty's offers a chicken...breast substitution for any of their burgers and we opted for the mushroom swiss. It was delicious as were the sweet potato fries. Wanted to try the special bread pudding for dessert but had no room! Next time. Good service too. You'll need to park across the street not behind the building.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 18, 2019

Lots of great dining choices in Nevada City. We stumbled onto Lefty's while visiting and were quite impressed. Sat in the bar for quick service before a concert...staff was friendly, attentive, and quick. The Happy Hour options were plentiful and a good value. Beer and...appetizers started us off before main courses. The Baked Polenta Thing was really yummy and a good value. Decent selection of beer... main course (Bruelee for my wife, chicken for me) were both done to perfection and attractively plated. A great, memorable, dining experience... highly recommended if you are in Nevada City.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2019

We walked down to the end of Main Street to Lefty’s for dinner. We were given a table outside on the porch overlooking the river. The place is muncher larger than it first appears but the rooms inside and out provide an intimate setting rather...than large and impersonal. Our outside table was in a lovely setting overlooking the river. The very nice people who shared a table next to us had given their friends a little chair massage then came over to give Dave and me a free mini massage! Dave had a meatloaf sandwich with a small salad which was just ok but I had a delicious salmon dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019

It was a very hot day, but we did find a mostly shaded patio table to enjoy our evening meal. I ordered the meatloaf and my partner had the burger. Both meals were done perfectly and delicious.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

Instead of ordering dinner last time I was there I had two of the best appetizers to make up my dinner. Their Parmeasan Brulee with Roasted grapes and balsamic glaze was amazing. Sitting on the deck overlooking Deer Creek adds to the delightful atmosphere and...is perfect for a summer evening.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

Yum. Salmon and steak on point. Very surprised by the quality and flavor of the food. Absolutely amazing. Solid. Recommend.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 20, 2019

Loved the fried green tomatoes. Split the hamburger -also very good. Plenty of food on one serving for two. I will be back

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 16, 2019

Lefty's is located on Deer Creek in Nevada City, that alone is a draw for us! We love dining on or near water, and it's a beautiful tree lined creek. The food here is excellent, lots of options from vegan to award winning pizzas, salads...to steaks, we've tried it all and have never been disappointed. They also have a well stocked bar with high end elixirs hard to find elsewhere. Great location, just steps over to the fun and shopping of wonderful downtown Nevada City!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Lefty's Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4